Wrestling superstars crossing over to the bright lights of Hollywood isn't a new occurrence but that's not to say that everyone in the world of "sports entertainment" has what it takes to become a successful crossover star in Tinseltown. In fact, over the last two decades, only a select crop of WWE stars have managed to make it big in the industry and actually leave a mark — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, John Cena, and Dave Bautista.
This week, Knives Out and Star Wars director Rian Johnson sparked discourse on social media after stating in a recent interview that he considers Bautista the "greatest" wrestler-turned-actor ever and while the mainstream edge undeniably belongs to The Rock and Cena in their own right, a lot of people believe that the former World Heavyweight Champion is the superior actor by comparison.
On Twitter, fans unanimously agreed with Rian's assessment of Dave with many saying the Guardians of the Galaxy star has more range as an actor compared to his fellow WWE running buddies. What do you think? Check out some of the reactions below:
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To be fair, Bautista already has a number of box office triumphs under his belt but there's no denying that he prides himself in being recognized as a bonafide actor more than a "movie star". While some or maybe even most of his contemporaries would much rather see themselves involved in big-budgeted flicks, he clearly isn't that type of guy and that makes him a standout.
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